Today is the day that we need to change the time on all our watches, clocks and cars. Daylight Saving Time starts today. This is used to save energy and for us to make a the most of natural daylight.
Nowadays, almost 40% of countries worldwide use DST to better use daylight and conserve energy.
Daylight Saving Time Facts
- The first countries to use DST were Germany and Austria.
- 1916 is the year where they used DST for the first time.
- A little-known fact that a few hundred Canadians beat the German Empire by 8 years. On July 1, 1908, the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario, today's Thunder Bay, turned their clocks forward by 1 hour to start the world's first DST period.
On April 23, 1914, Regina in Saskatchewan implemented DST.
-New Zealand scientist George Vernon Hudson and British builder William Willett, came up with the idea of proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a 2-hour shift back in March.
-Many sources also credit Benjamin Franklin with being the first to suggest seasonal time change.
-Daylight Saving Time is now used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over 1 billion people every year. The beginning and end dates vary from one country to another.
New Seasons - ShipMyRide
With temperatures changing, time changing, we can unofficially say winter is here. Lot of people need to relocate their vehicle during this season. The weather can be harsh when you are trying to move, or relocate.
Let ShipMyRide help you move your vehicles in Canada. We have found that the most popular routes to move cars during November are from Toronto to Calgary or Toronto to Edmonton.
We can also see an increase of people interested in shipping their cars from or to Vancouver, could it be the harsh winter conditions down the Coquihalla Highway?
If that's your case, shipping your car to Vancouver with a professional company is the smart choice to make. there is no need to risk your safety if you don't feel comfortable driving through this highway.
Whatever the case or reasons are, ShipMyRide can help!
Contact us today to get your free car shipping quote!